Kicking myself that I didn’t beg or borrow a Blu-ray when I screened this for my film students this week, but the image quality didn’t seem to hinder their enjoyment much: truly a delight to watch it with them. They responded in all the right ways: laughed loudly (e. g. when the cello goes through Tsui Hark’s window) or gasped and groaned (e.g. at that epic Mark/Chow Yun-fat nose bleed) or were utterly silent (e.g. during that final brotherly display of love and sacrifice).
Reminds me just how beautifully communal a thing it is when there’s a great movie and a great, engaged audience.